Kahlil Robert Irving is an artist born in San Diego, California, in 1992, currently living and working in St. Louis. He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis (MFA Fellow, 2017) and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, Art History and Ceramics, 2015).
His work has been included in exhibitions at the I8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland; Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Mathew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles; and the Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, Saint Paul, among others. In 2018, Irving completed his first major solo exhibition at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in Middletown, Connecticut titled Street Matter – Decay & Forever / Golden Age and was accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays and an interview.
Concurrent with Kahlil's exhibition Mixed Messages (Streets + Scenes) AOL + Lottery, Irving’s work is featured in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, a collections exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (November 20, 2019–January 2021). Irving's work is also on view at “Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics” at Stanford University’s Anderson Collection (March 13-September 28). Forthcoming exhibitions include “At Dusk” at the Great Rivers Biennial at Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri. Irving’s work is in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; The RISD Museum, Providence; the Riga Porcelain Museum, Latvia; the Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Kecskemet, Hungary; and J.P Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York.